Better Buzz to open new location, LJS&C hires new executive director and other La Jolla briefs
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A rendering of Better Buzz Coffee’s newest location at 909 Prospect St. Courtesy photo.
A rendering of Better Buzz Coffee’s newest location at 909 Prospect St. Courtesy photo.
Better Buzz Coffee announces new location in La Jolla
Better Buzz Coffee is opening its 10th location at 909 Prospect St., in La Jolla. Scheduled to debut at the end of August, this new location will feature outdoor patio seating and classic menu items like their açaí bowls and grilled sandwiches as well as their signature speciality drinks. 
The coffee shop will also include some of Better Buzz’s newest creations like their soft serve ice cream, which comes in two flavors: vegan matcha and Best Drink Ever. It’s available in a cone, cup or as a cold brew float. 
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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus announces new executive director 
The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus recently announced the appointment of Stephanie Weaver, D.M.A., as its next executive director. Weaver currently serves as executive director of the Cape Conservatory in Cape Cod, MA, a position she has held since 2011. She will begin her tenure at LJS&C in late September 2019, following the retirement of LJS&C Executive Director Diane Salisbury. 

“The Board of Directors is very pleased to have nationally respected arts administrator Stephanie Weaver join our organization,” said Brian Schottlaender, LJS&C Board President. “For the last 20 years, Dr. Weaver has provided leadership to several distinguished institutions committed to the education of young and old in the musical arts. We are delighted to welcome her to La Jolla, and look forward to working with her to advance the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus to even greater heights.”


In addition to being an experienced arts administrator and educator, Weaver is an accomplished pianist. She received her D.M.A. degree in piano performance from Michigan State University and her B.A. and M.A. degrees in piano performance from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to her position with the Cape Conservatory, she served a dozen years at the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts, first as the School’s Dean of Music and next as its president and executive director.


"I am simply thrilled to be joining the team at La Jolla Symphony & Chorus this coming fall. Diane, Steven (Schick) and the Board have clearly built an inspiring, innovative ensemble worthy of national recognition and capable of great future growth. I look forward to becoming a part of the rich cultural community of San Diego and La Jolla and to working with the leaders, musicians, and supporters of this impressive organization," said Weaver.

For more information about LJS&C, visit

La Jolla Historical Society to host Not-So-Silent Short Film Festival 

Vanguard Culture and the La Jolla Historical Society will present The Not-So-Silent Short Film Festival from 7-9 p.m., Aug. 3 at IDEA1, 899 Park Blvd. The festival will feature a selection of short silent films curated by award-winning soundscape artist Scott Paulson. Paulson and his band, the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra, will invite guests to help bring short silent films to life using a range of eclectic noisemakers. 
“There are many ways to help a soundscape come alive. From exotic wooden birdcalls to giant thunder-sheets, to old-school car horns, I have curated a great selection of sound-making devices that people will love playing with, to help underscore the films,” stated Paulson.

The theme for this event is Steampunk Celluloid Soirée. Costumes are encouraged. This is a family-friendly event. Tickets start at $15 and include complimentary tastings by Booch Craft and CaliFino Tequila, gourmet popcorn by Chef Daniella de la Puente and one craft cocktail. For more information and to purchase, visit
Century Club of San Diego names Marty Gorsich as Farmers Insurance Open CEO
The Century Club of San Diego, the host organization for the PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open, recently announced that Marty Gorsich has been named its new chief executive officer.


Gorsich joined the Century Club in April 2012 and has served as its chief operating officer since 2016. He has a long and distinguished career in the sports industry, including 13 years with the San Diego Padres and positions with the San Diego Sports Commission and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.


Gorsich replaces Peter Ripa, who will leave Century Club at the end of July after eight years as the organization’s CEO to take on the same role with a new LPGA tournament in his hometown of Tampa, Florida.


“We couldn’t be happier to promote Marty to the role of CEO,” said Tim Young, the Tournament Chairman for the Century Club of San Diego. “Throughout his seven years with the organization, he has served as a leader behind our impressive growth and many of the fresh and innovative ideas that have made the Farmers Insurance Open one of the best events on the PGA TOUR and a staple of the San Diego sports and social calendar every January. 

Gorsich is a San Diego native and a graduate of University High School and U.C. Santa Barbara. He lives in Clairemont. He is intimately familiar with the San Diego market, having served in various business and sales capacities with the Padres from 1997-2010 – a period that saw the team successfully transition from Qualcomm Stadium to PETCO Park.


“I am extremely honored to have been selected to serve as CEO of the Century Club of San Diego,” Gorsich said. “I’ve known ever since I started here more than seven years ago that we had something unique with the Farmers Insurance Open – it’s an event that occupies a special place in the hearts of San Diegans, shines a spotlight on our fantastic city and has a significant charitable impact for those in need in our local communities.”
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